Gambling: Young People

(asked on 16th December 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Government Response to the House of Lords Gambling Industry Committee Report: Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry, published on 8 December, what assessment they have made of why the prevalence of gambling among those aged 11 to 16 has increased.

Answered by
Baroness Barran Portrait
Baroness Barran
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
This question was answered on 22nd December 2020

Data published by the Gambling Commission shows the percentage of 11-16 year olds who had taken part in gambling in the past seven days fell from 23% in 2011 to 11% in 2019. The 2020 survey was truncated by Covid-19, so is not directly comparable, but data has been published which shows a 9% past-week participation rate for England and Scotland. An increase in the rate of gambling participation amongst children has not been recorded since 2018, when it rose to 14%, from 12% in the previous year. The majority of gambling participation by children is on forms of gambling which are legal for them to participate in, including private bets with friends and family, or low stake gaming machines.

The government launched its Review of the Gambling Act 2005 on 8 December with the publication of a Call for Evidence. The Review will be wide-ranging and evidence led, and aims to make sure that the regulation of gambling is fit for the digital age. The government remains committed to protecting children from gambling related harm, and is inviting specific evidence on children’s access to gambling, including on children’s access to Category D slot machines, the effectiveness of age controls, protections for young adults and the age limit for society lotteries.

This content was generated for your convenience by Parallel Parliament and does not form part of the official record.
Recent Documents related to Gambling: Young People

1. Government response to the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry
08/12/2020 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- View source

Found: Government response to the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic

2. Gambling-related harm
15/03/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: has the Government done? 4 1.4 What is GambleAware doing? 5 1.5 What has the gambling industry done? 6

3. Impact of Technology on the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People
10/01/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: People Debate on 17 January 2019 Summary This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance

4. Challenges Facing Young People
07/12/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Scott| December 2018 Challenges Facing Young People Debate on 13 December 2018 Summary This House of Lords

5. Gambling-related Harm
04/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Gambling-related Harm QSD on 11 September 2019 Summary On 11 September 2019, Lord Chadlington

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Gambling: Young People

1. Gambling-related Harms
14/10/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: declare my interests as a vice-chair of Peers for Gambling Reform. I thank Public Health England and all those - Speech Link

2. Gaming Machine (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2018
18/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: laid before the House on 15 November be approved.Relevant document: 7th Report from the Secondary - Speech Link
2: changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures, published in May this year, set out a comprehensive - Speech Link

3. Gambling and Lotteries
14/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: evidence document are only just now being released and made available on the GOV.UK website, precisely to coincide - Speech Link
2: has changed since then. The internet and the prevalence of smartphones have transformed the way we work - Speech Link
3: gambles each month and, for the majority of people, gambling is a fun and carefree leisure activity. It is - Speech Link

4. Online Gambling
23/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: gamblers, specifically with respect to online gambling, and of the Multi-Operator Self Exclusion Scheme - Speech Link
2: that we have had in this House on online gambling since the passing of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) - Speech Link

5. Finance (No.2) Bill (Third sitting)
27/04/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: Clause 41; Clause 86; Clauses 87 to 89 and Schedules 16 and 17; Clauses 90 and 91; Clauses 92 to 96 and Schedule - Speech Link
2: Before we begin, I remind Members to observe social distancing and to sit only in the places clearly - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Gambling: Young People
Latest Questions